Genealogy Super Sunday – at Local Jewish Sunday Schools

For the fifth consecutive year, the CJHS will introduce Jewish middle schoolers to genealogy with the intention of stimulating their interest in where they came from and who they are!

During the Thanksgiving holiday season, seventh and eighth graders at: Congregation Beth Tikvah, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel and Congregation Tifereth Israel will have a special “homework” assignment. They will be asked to talk to their relatives, especially the elders, about their families’ origins and stories. They will come to religious school, hopefully with their parents, on December 3rd or 10th, depending on the school, to participate in Genealogy Super Sunday. During each session, CJHS facilitators will encourage the students to share family photos, keepsakes, documents, and other family memorabilia that they have collected. Sounds like fun? Definitely!

The genealogy committee is seeking a few interested CJHS members to observe one of these sessions for a firsthand look at this important effort by the genealogy committee. You might even catch the genealogy bug yourself. Contact CJHS by phone at 614-238-6977 or e-mail us at for more information and to sign up as an observer.

Date December 3rd or 10th 2017

LocationCongregation Beth Tikvah, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, and Congregation Tifereth Israel


WWI Exhibit Planned

In 2018, CJHS will recall the service of central Ohio Jewish WWI veterans with an exhibit “Letters Home: Central Ohio Jews in WWI.”

We are putting out a call for any photos or memorabilia and especially LETTERS related to this service. Please contact our office if you can help.

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or call 614-238-6977

Date 2018

LocationHistorical Collection, 1175 College Avenue.


Letters Home: Jewish Columbus in World War One

CJHS will premiere a brand new production “Letters Home: Jewish Columbus in WWI” as a part of our commemoration of WWI during 2018. The production will give voice to the collection of letters that CJHS holds 1918: Harry Goldberg (left) and friends from the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohioand shine a light on the lives of the Jewish households during wartime. Letters written back to Central Ohio throughout the war will be featured in this play, which will be directed by John Stefano.

Date Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

LocationRoth-Resler Theater, Jewish Community Center - 1125 College Ave

TimeCurtain 8:00 PM